Only 9% Of Americans Blame Obama For High Gas Prices
According to a new Washington Post/Pew poll, it doesn’t appear that President Obama is paying much of a political price for the recent up-tick in gas prices:
Nine percent of Americans blame President Barack Obama and the U.S. government for this year’s spike in gasoline prices, according to a new Washington Post/Pew Research Center poll.
An additional 5 percent cited “not drilling enough” as an answer to the poll’s open-ended question of who or what is to blame for high prices.
By contrast, 30 percent blamed a combination of greed, profit and speculation. Nineteen percent pegged unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.
Interesting, to say the least.
Obviously this poll didn’t sample a majority of the folks around here…
I was going to say…and 50% of that 9% comment here regularly.
Well then all 9% of them must live in and around south central Indiana because I hear people complaining about not only high gas prices but the fact that Obama either can’t or won’t do anything about it all day long day after day.
@Terrye: Do any of them mention what Obama should be doing about it? Does it involve drilling babies?
Terry, are any of them pissed about the 26%-surge in chevron Q1 profits? Or do folks in your neighborhood figure there is no relationship between the two?
Blog readers do tend to be better informed.